At Hamilton, we regard the research experience as one of the best ways to learn about Psychology and to develop a sense of the exciting questions that this discipline attempts to address. We encourage students to become involved in research, both by conducting it and by participating in it.
Research in Psychology at Hamilton
Opportunities to conduct research:
- Every Psychology concentrator completes a Senior Project, and most of these are full-year empirical research investigations.
- Some students elect to conduct research during the academic year as an independent study course, following an application to the Committee on Academic Standing (a form from the Registrar's Office is required).
- The Psychology Department offers Collaborative Research in Psychology (Psych 198), a partial credit course that allows students to engage in research with a manageable commitment beyond a full course load.
- Some students spend most of their senior year involved in an extensive research project as Hamilton College Senior Fellows.
- Hamilton College has an extensive summer research program, and many of those projects are in the sciences.
For research participants and investigators:
- All research conducted at the College meets the most stringent ethical guidelines and requires approval of either the Institutional Review Board or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Please click here for appropriate forms and background information.
- To connect with the SONA system, please click here.